The Informed Choice: Cosmetic Surgery Consulting

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures today and can be done on many different parts of the body. Known medically as suction lipectomy or lipoplasty, it removes fat from between skin and muscle. The key to having a terrific outcome with liposuction is finding the right surgeon for your procedure, one who is an “artist” as much as a doctor in sculpting and shaping the area of your body that you want to work on.

Last year, 235,237 people had liposuction at an average of $2,990 (surgeon fee only).

Statistics are courtesy of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

I have had liposuction in conjunction with my High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty (see the Body Lift section). The technique is often used in conjunction with other procedures to help achieve the final shape and look that a patient desires, or it can be used on its own to remove fat that just won’t go away with any amount of exercise.

Always remember, any surgical procedure carries risks, so be an informed patient!

These before and after pictures of our clients were provided courtesy of several excellent surgeons (and with permission of the patients).


Thank you for all your concern and help in dealing with the many problems consequent to my face lift. You have given me both comfort and strength and just at the time when I needed them most! I only wish I had known about you and services before my procedure!

L.Z., San Diego, CA